The demands of lakhs of teachers and other government employees of Uttar Pradesh for removal of pay disparities has been accepted. According to the secretary of the State Employee’s Joint Council, SP Tiwari and General Secretary RK Nigam the finance department is expected to take steps to remove pay disparity next month, following which the salary of the employees may go up to Rs 5,000.
The differences in the salaries of the employees had widened after the sixth and seventh pay commissions had been implemented. A salary committee was constituted to investigate the 7th Pay Commission demands of the employees, the report for which was submitted in March 2018. A decision has now been taken to meet the nine demands of the Employees Union leaders and five demands of the government teachers.
If these differences are sorted out by the government, the mid-level employees will gain the maximum.
The state teachers have been asking for a raise in the basic pay to Rs 17,140. They have told the chief secretary that the basic pay of the assistant teachers, recruited under the 6th Pay Commission, should be raised to Rs 17,140 per month. They have also demanded that the basic pay of the principals of the middle school should be raised to Rs 18,150.